John Smith, his Cepan Henri, and eight other Garde came to Earth after their planet Lorien was destroyed by the Mogodorians. The Mogodorians found Earth and are planning to kill all nine Garde as well as take over the planet. It is up to John to save his own people and save the human race.
John and Henri move all across the U.S, changing their identity, to stay away from the Mogodorians. The novel starts out in Florida, but soon after, they moves to their new hometown of Paradise, Ohio. It's a small town, and John quickly begins to find his place making friends.
John develops his first Legacy. Legacies are superpowers that will help John kill the Mogodorians. This is exiting for John and Henri because without the legacies, they have no chance of killing them. He needs to train his legacies before the Mogodorians find him.
Henri gets kidnapped and John starts to think that the Mogodorians found him. John and his friend, Sam go to where Henri is kidnapped, only to find out that it was a trap. John uses his legacies to save Henri and luckily escape.
John, Henri and Sam meet a girl named Six, another Garde from Planet Lorien. The Mogodorians finally found find them, and trap them in the school. John, Henri, Sam and Six escape the school, only to fight to the death. They beat the Mogodorians but Henri gets killed in battle.
John, Sam and Six run away from Paradise, Ohio and hide from the rest of the Mogodorians. They are trying to find the other Garde so they can kill the whole Mogodorian race. They still train hard, determined to survive and save the human race.